NW Home Inspections Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For Homeowners

What is a Certified Home Inspection?:

A home inspection is a professional, objective visual inspection of the mechanical and physical condition of a home. Home buyers today view inspections as a way to gain valuable information about quite possibly the largest investment of their lifetime.

Northwest Oregon Certified Home Inspectors examine the condition of hundreds of items in your future home. This includes components of the plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems that are accessible. In the case of single family homes and whole multi-unit properties, the exterior walls of the buildings are inspected along with the roof, roofing and drainage systems, garage, foundation and other structural items. The interior of every property is inspected to check the general condition of the kitchen, baths, windows, doors, appliances, and all living spaces including the walls and ceilings. Attention is given to areas of concern as well as favorable features.

Home Inspections are not intended to point out every small condition or any non-visible issues in a home. Most cosmetic flaws, for example, should be apparent without the aid of a professional.

The home inspection should not be confused with an appraisal, a municipal code inspection, or a guarantee of any kind.

We encourage you to attend your home inspection with the Inspector. It will undoubtedly be very educational and time well spent.

Northwest Oregon Certified Home Inspectors member Inspectors are constantly learning in order to provide you with the most professional home inspection services available. Don’t settle for anything less than a Northwest Oregon Certified Home Inspectors member inspection!


For Inspectors

What does NW Home Inspections offer for an Inspector?:

Northwest Oregon Certified Home Inspectors offers monthly meetings, usually with a one hour Continuing Education (CE) class, accepted by the State of Oregon OCHI and the American Institute of Inspectors (AII), as well as both Oregon and Washington Dept. of Agriculture accepted if an appropriate topic. We have professionals from a variety of occupations join us and share their experience and knowledge, always allowing time for questions. This helps maintain your continuing education credit hours as required by the state for your licensing.

Listed on this Internet-searchable web site are all members and their business profiles for potential customers searching for a professional Home Inspector in their area.

We have a member e-mail hotline where you can ask questions of all other members, share information with the group, and stay in touch regarding upcoming events.

We also hold periodic seminars with multiple speakers where you can learn about a variety of topics from professionals in their respective areas. Northwest Oregon Certified Home Inspectors members receive a discount off of the seminar fees as well as advanced notice to register.

Education, Resources, and Camaraderie – all through NW Home Inspections!

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I’d like to join NW Home Inspections. What is the investment?:

The annual membership investment is $75 a year. Attending your first meeting is free, so please come and meet our members, and see what you have been missing.

I’m not a member, but would like to attend a meeting and receive CE credit. Can I do that?:

Yes, non-members are encouraged to attend any of our regular meetings to learn more about a specific area of inspecting, and can receive CE (continuing education) credit for the class. The fee as a non-member is $15 per class and you will then receive a certificate of CE for the class.